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Engineering Lead – London

We’re looking for a number of Engineering Leads to join our growing Engineering team in London, within one of the fastest growing businesses in Europe.

Initially, with a newly formed team, you’ll lead, coach and mentor a small team of engineers as you settle into the organisation. Over time you’ll begin to work with further teams, maintaining a hands on approach to coding, pushing forwards cross team projects and being a key decision maker in aligning the engineering goals of our company (e.g. modularisation, performance, stability etc);

You’ll receive a competitive package, generous stock options, private healthcare, flexible working and a range of other benefits.

Your mission:

  • Help us take TransferWise to the next level as we scale to impact 100’s of millions more customers. You'll empathise with our customers’ problems, develop impactful solutions and measure results
  • Be hands on and heavily involved in design, architecture discussions, and prototyping of new systems with the team
  • Create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture, closely connected to a whole TransferWise family

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Choose your own path to success - you’ll share your expertise and ideas on the best technologies we can work with, to improve our internal tools and help teams work together
  • Be flexible in how and where you work, we understand everyone needs a little something different so we’ll do our best to make it happen
  • Travel to work and learn with our teams in London, Tallinn, Budapest, Singapore and more

A bit about you

  • You’ll have experience in leading, coaching and mentoring, driven and engaged teams
  • You’ve got experience in making significant contributions to the wider engineering goals of the company
  • You’re comfortable working within teams that face big challenges bearing full ownership over the customer journey
  • You enjoy working in an inspiring team environment where ideas are shared, and openness is valued.
  • You’ve worked with Java, back-end MVC frameworks and have experience with microservice architecture
  • Experienced with standalone java applications, preferably using frameworks such as Spring Boot
  • Experienced working with SQL databases, query optimization and designing schemas
  • You have a good understanding of Scrum and Agile development
  • You consider tests a must
  • Your code reads like well-written prose

A bit about TransferWise:

Since 2011, we’ve had a clear mission: money without borders. Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.

We’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We won’t stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they’re doing. There’s still heaps to do and we can’t do it alone.

Our People:

At TransferWise, you’ll be joining a movement of people who believe in a better, fairer, more transparent way of moving money around the world. You’ll collaborate to do your best work and take on problems that no one has looked at before.

If you’re keen to learn, grow, try new things and aren’t afraid of a bold plan, you’ll fit right in.

How we work:

At TransferWise our strategy emerges from the collective brainpower of all our people, who are organised in dozens of independent, autonomous teams. Teams stay closest to our customers, so they choose what problems to solve and where to spend the most time.

You’ll experience radical levels of ownership and empowerment within your role. Plus the opportunity to see the direct impact of your work on our customers.



Some important stuff we would like you to know

To meet our regulatory obligations as a licensed financial services company, TransferWise needs to take background checks on all new hires, which may include Criminal and Credit checks. Please discuss with the Recruiter if you have any concerns regarding this process.

At TransferWise we believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Therefore, we want to make sure that our recruitment process is accessible to everyone. So if you need any reasonable adjustments – at any point in the process – we’ll do our best to help. Just let us know what you need on your application form, or drop us an email at adjustments@transferwise.com. You might need a reasonable adjustment if you’ve got a disability. Or maybe you live overseas, and you’d prefer to meet us over Skype.

Please don’t send anything to the adjustments address if you’re a recruiter, or if you’re making a speculative application. We do work with recruiters from time to time – but only through LinkedIn. And we only accept job applications when a position is actually open. So you’re better off just checking the recruitment pages regularly.